South Club (Hangul: 사우스클럽) is a South Korean band formed in 2017 by singer Nam Tae-hyun. The band’s current line-up consists of four members: leader, vocalist, guitarist, composer and producer Nam Tae-hyun, bassist Nam Dong-hyun, drummer Jang Won-young and guitarist Kang Kun-ku. South Club debuted with the release of their first single, “Hug Me”, on May 26, 2017 which was also included in their first EP, 90.
After Nam Tae-hyun’s departure from his previous label on November 25, 2016, he decided to continue to pursue music by forming a band. Tae-hyun then posted a recruitment announcement online, And eventually met his future bandmate Kim Eui-myeong at a church. Kim Eui-myeong then later introduced Nam Tae-hyun to his musician friends Kang Kun-ku, Jang Won-young, and Choi Yun-hee and together they formed a five member band. Besides Tae-hyun who already had some experience in the entertainment industry, Kang Kun-ku and Kim Eui-myeong were former members of a band. Jang Won-young would often help his fellow musician friends
Their first performance was announced by Tae-hyun on his social media on March 25, along with the name of the band, “South Club”. The formation of the band was then made official and Nam Tae-hyun established a music company called “South Buyers Club” under his name, in order to pursue the musical style that he likes. Tae-hyun then became the leader and main composer, while all the members help with the arrangement adding their own style to the songs.